You might remember that, a couple of weeks ago, I posted a Friday Five of TV theme songs, and since there weren’t ten of them I decided that, rather than say it was Part 5, I decided it would be Part 4.5. So here I come with another list of ten themes… what do I call it? Part 5, or Part 5.5? Anyway…
I started putting today’s list together, and realized I had chosen a lot of theme songs by Mike Post. Sometimes he collaborated with someone, usually Pete Carpenter, but most of them he wrote on his own. So, this list is all about theme songs by him. I thought you might be interested in the people who developed the series (because often he worked with the same people) and when the series aired, so I included a table with all that information.
|#||Show||Developed By||Sns.||Series Begin||Series End|
|1||The Rockford Files 1||Roy Huggins
Stephen J. Cannell
|2||Magnum, P. I. 1||Donald P. Bellisario
Glen A. Larson
|3||The A-Team 1||Stephen J. Cannell
|4||The Greatest American Hero 2||Stephen J. Cannell||3||1981
|5||Quantum Leap||Donald P. Bellisario||5||1989||1993|
|6||Law & Order||Dick Wolf||20||1990||2010|
|7||L. A. Law||Steven Bochco
Terry Louise Fisher
|8||Doogie Howser, M. D.||Steven Bochco
David E. Kelley
|10||Hunter 1||Frank Lupo||7||1984||1991|
1: written with Pete Carpenter
2: written with Stephen Geyer
Post wrote many more theme songs; his IMDb page has all the details.
That’s your Thursday Ten for November 12, 2015.
from The Sound of One Hand Typing